In order for a new IEC code, there are some documents that you need to furnish. Like any other government application, these documents will help to justify your identity as an individual or a private limited company to get the IEC code without much hassle. In simple terms, IEC is the short form of the Import Export Code that is required for companies or individuals to start an import and export business in India. This license code is provided by the DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade), Department of Commerce, Government of India. In order to apply for this code, there are certain regulations that need to be followed and furnishing the right kind of documents is one of them.